Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 10
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says that it has thwarted armed Baluchi rebel's attack on a border base in southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The attack took place on Sept. 9 near the border with Pakistan in Saravan region, IRGC said in a statement, Fars news agency reported Sept. 10.
The rebels were trying to seize the border base, however, the IRGC forces alongside with Baluchi Basijis(volunteer militia) repelled the attack, according to the statement.
The IRGC underlined that the Baluchi rebels used the Pakistani territory to organize and carry out the attack, adding the "terrorists" escaped after suffering heavy losses.
On the other hand, Iran's Baluchi group, Jaish al-Adl said that it remotely blew up a vehicle carrying 600 kilograms of explosives inside the border base.
The group claimed that attack started at 1:00 local time (GMT +4:30 hours) and continued for three hours.
The region already witnessed several clashes between the rebel groups and Iran's security forces.
Jaish al-Adl kidnapped five Iranian border guards on Feb. 6 in the country's south eastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
On March 23, the group tweeted that it had hanged Jamshid Danayeefar, one of the five kidnapped guards. The other guards were released later on April 4.
On October 25, 2013, the group killed 14 Iranian border guards and wounded six others in the border region near Saravan.
Both Iran and Pakistan have declared Jaish al-Adl a terrorist group. The group's former leader, Abdolmalek Rigi was captured by Iranian security forces and executed in 2010 on charges of "armed robbery, assassination attempts, armed attacks on the army and police and on ordinary people, and murder."